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Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781 and would become one of the nation's biggest cities.

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1. Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781, and was called what by the Spanish governor of Alta California?
   Los Angeles de Alta California
   Mission San Gabriel
   Mission San Juan
   El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles
   San Francisco
2. The Treaty of Cahuenga signed on July 13, 1847, gave the United States what territory?
   California
   Alaska
   Washington
   Idaho
   Texas
3. Los Angeles has a knack for keeping itself relevant. For example was known by what moniker during the California Gold Rush?
   Fruit Queen of the Angeles Valley
   Queen of the Cow Counties
   Dessert Queen
   Tin Pan Queen
   Queen of the Rising Sun
4. What allowed for the quadrupling of the Los Angeles population in the mid-nineteenth century?
   Gold
   Pony Express
   Wagon Trains
   Railroads
   Steamships
5. Los Angeles was once the West's wealthiest county due to what?
   Agriculture
   Tourism
   Finance
   Banking
   Film
6. What produce was exported from Los Angeles for the first time on February 14, 1886?
   Avocado
   Almond
   Apricot
   Orange
   Apple
7. William Mulholland constructed what to bring more water to the city of Los Angeles?
   Los Angeles Aqueduct
   Hoover Dam
   Lake Mead
   The Hollywood sign
   Lake Powell
8. The completion of what transportation route opened up the Los Angeles to shipping?
   Suez Canal
   Straights of Malacca
   Northwest Passage
   Panama Canal
   Cape of Good Hope
9. In the early twentieth century, what led filmmakers to Los Angeles?
   Sunshine
   Tax breaks
   Actors
   Gold Rush
   Relaxed labor laws
10. Who was the first person to film a movie in Los Angeles?
   Lionel Barrymore
   Orson Welles
   Jack Warner
   Louis Mayer
   D.W. Griffith



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